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Today, I'll be discussing Christina Lauren's latest novel.
A million thank yous to Anabel Jimenez over at Gallery Books for my copy. Twice in a Blue Moon comes out October 22, 2019.
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.
During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world crumbled beneath her.
Fourteen years later, Tate is now an up-and-coming actress who only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. But there Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.
The power duo is back, and this time, they're bringing readers a unique twist on the "second chance" romance.
The first half of this book was everything I wanted it to be. Sam and Tate took me back to when I was fifteen. Their story was magical, captivating, intense, and hopeful—everything someone feels when they meet their first love. But it was also earth-shattering and heartbreaking—a reminder of how it all feels when it ends.
Christina Lauren told the first half of this story perfectly, which is why I was so disappointed when the second half didn't deliver. While i loved how real and imperfect this cast was, I couldn't help but think that Sam and Tate's reunion later in life felt rushed. The first couple of chapters of their second story was as captivating as the first, but in just a couple of days the two had fought, reconciled, and gone to the ends of the earth for each other. It was all too much, too soon.
Despite this, the authors' writing style and character cast was as superb as usual. I may be a bit disappointed with Twice in a Blue Moon, but I can't wait to see what Christina Lauren comes up with next.
Is this latest romance on your TBR list?